Category Archives: Gastronomy

Proyectar Sin Fronteras & Food Revolution Day in Colombia

It’s Food Revolution Day in Colombia with Proyectar sin Fronteras as campaign ambassadors. Fight for food education today! Continue reading

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From the Amazon with love: Celebrating food from the Colombian rainforest

I was lucky enough to be in town last month for another one of Mundo Wok‘s excellent gastronomic events. These evenings generally begin with a short presentation about a particular ingredient (like The Yuca Event I attended last year) or in this … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Interview with Nohora Smith, Founder of My Colombian Cocina

Guest Post by Will Castillo Swiss author, Friedrich Durrenmatt once said: “The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said.” In my opinion, this quote could not be any more … Continue reading

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Slow Food Bogotá – The Yuca Event

So, I went to a Slow Food Bogotá event back in November of 2012 and I’m just posting it now…no, this is not an April Fools joke. It actually took me nearly 5 months to post this…yeah, I know. Anyways, … Continue reading

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South American Gastronomy on wheels…

Colombian agronomist and chef Diego Moreno is biking his way around South America to discover the continent’s cuisine. Continue reading

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The 7 Links Challenge: A look back at Bogotá Eats & Drinks

The 7 Links Challenge was created by in order to “unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light … Continue reading

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Lechona: When pigs go to heaven

Lechona is by far one of my favorite Colombian dishes. It comes from the Department of Tolima and involves a whole pig – stuffed with rice, yellow peas and lots of bits of porky goodness. It is my go-to hangover meal, … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain in Colombia

A good friend from high school came to visit me last month and I made a point of feeding her well. We missed some of the “main attractions” like Monserrate and the Gold Museum but she didn’t seem to mind. … Continue reading

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Panela: in sickness and in health

Thanks to the wonky weather we’ve been having lately, it seems like everyone is getting sick. It’s been a few weeks since I recovered from my scratchy throat and overall malaise but it was enought to knock me off my … Continue reading

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Fusión Colombia: An Opportunity for a Better Tomorrow

Article from USAIDs “Additional Investment for Sustainable Alternative Development (MIDAS)” Program Thanks to the work carried out by communities supported by USAID-UNODC-AS, Bogotá’s business sector was introduced to the quality of Alternative Development products during the Fusión Colombia event held earlier this year … Continue reading

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